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The history

The use and existence of Lard in Aosta Valley dates back to 1570, where its presence among the food consumed by the monk’s of Saint Orso Monastery and the distribution of it to needy people is witnessed by a famous manuscript.

Through history we can find numerous documents that refers to the lard:  in 1763, the use of four «doils» of Lard is documented in the documents of the kitchen of the Castle of Arnad.  The word «doils» comes from the Patois (a local dialect) to indicate the recipient used to preserve and to ripen lard.

These recipients are built in chestnut tree wood and they have the shape of a parallelepiped with a capacity that can vary from 25 to 50 liters. around the end of XVII, in the official reports on the volatility of prices of foodstuffs; in the description of a tavern in the city of Aosta, whose menus presented the delicious «lard friand».

Ingredients: national pork lard, water, salt, garlic, bay leaf, rosemary, sage, aromatic herbs, spices

Shelf life: 150 days

Conservation methods: between 0° and 4° C

Organoleptic characteristics:
appearance: pieces of different sizes depending on the cut, not less than 3 cm high. Keep the rind on one side
color: white with a light layer of meat, with a light pinkish heart
flavor: pleasant, reminiscent of the herbs used in brine

The Lard does NOT contain any allergen, it is GMO FREE and it is only made by pork lard, water, salt, garlic, lauro, rosemary, sage, herbs, and few spices

Available formats and packaging
Code 0110 – 1 kg block – 4 pieces carton
Code 0110 – 2,5 kg block – 2 pieces carton
Code 0111 – 300 g block – 15 pieces carton
Code 0122 –  100 g tray  – 10 pieces carton

Ingredients: national pork lard, water, salt, garlic, laurel, rosemary, sage

Shelf life: 150 days

Storage: between 2° and 4° C

Organoleptic characteristics:
appearance: compact
color: white with shades of brown, typical of natural smoking
flavor: pleasant, slightly smoky

GLUTEN FREE DOES NOT contain NO GMO Allergens

Available formats and packaging
Code 0110 – 1 kg block – 4 pieces carton
Code 0110 – 2.5 kg block – 2 pieces carton
Code 0111 – 300 g block – 15 pieces carton
Code 0122 – 100 g tray – 10 pieces box

Smoked Lard “North West-North East”

NW-NE Smoked Lard” is the latest addition to Arnad Le Vieux. Its delicate taste, typical of the Lardo d’Arnad, is made special by a light smoking with natural beech wood. Its name originates from the path that from the North West reaches the North East.

It was born in Arnad, in the Valle d’Aosta, with the same procedure as the Lardo d’Arnad PDO, then “travels” to Alto Adige where it is masterfully smoked. The National heavy pork shoulder rests rest for 3 months in the wooden “doil” with the same Valdostan spices used in the Lardo d’Arnad recipe and at the end of the seasoning they are sent to Alto Adige, where the art of smoking is tradition since ‘antiquity.

In Alto Adige it is naturally smoked with beech wood and local aromas, giving it a pleasant and unmistakable aroma and taste.

The “NW-NE Smoked Lard” is a salami that can be enjoyed in various ways: thinly sliced ​​on the platter of appetizers or to fill tasty sandwiches, it also accompanies the most varied ingredients of Italian recipes in the trendy gastronomic combinations.

Pancetta National Lard

Lardo Pancettato is a product in which only the best Spallotti of National Pork are used, processed in the traditional way. It is a product rich in taste, genuine and controlled in every aspect of its production cycle. Lardo Pancettato is characterized by a very sweet taste and a delicate and inviting scent.

It is produced both natural and dusted with mountain spices.

NOT contains Allergens. GMO Free

National Lard Pancettato with herbs

Lardo Pancettato is a product in which only the best national pork shoulder strips are used, processed in the traditional way.

It is a product rich in taste, genuine and controlled in every aspect of its production cycle.

Lard Pancettato alle Erbe is characterized by a very sweet taste and by the delicate and inviting aroma of mountain herbs with which it is flavored.

NOT contains Allergens. GMO Free

Pancetta di montagna

The Pancetta di Montagna of Salumificio Arnad Le Vieux is obtained by selecting the best cuts of pork belly, which are then processed.
At first the pancettas are carefully trimmed, then they are salted and flavored with the typical mountain herbs hand-picked in the Arnad area and with white Doc Chardonnay wine.
At this point they are ready to be seasoned in special containers of wild chestnut wood and the master delicatessen will periodically check the seasoning making sure that the product is packaged when it is perfect.

NOT contains Allergens. NO GMOs